PCPartPicker

  • Log In
  • Register

Build

Gaming computer for that special someone

by RoccoAK

18
13 Comments

Part List View full price breakdown

Details

Date Published

Oct. 19, 2016

Date Built

Oct. 18, 2016

CPU Clock Rate

4.2 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

25.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

35.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.19 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

7.01 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

37.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

69.0° C

Description

This is a gaming computer I built for my better half. I was originally going to build her an all white computer but I ended up buying the mother board, processor, RAM, CPU cooler, keyboard and power supply off of Craigslist; which I think I got a killer deal on the items and ended up with better parts than I had originally planned.

I'll be adding more updated pictures soon with close ups on how I dealt with the long LED strip.

Part Reviews

CPU

Purchased on Craigslist as a packaged deal. $450 for the processor, mother board, liquid cooling and 16gb RAM.

CPU Cooler

Purchased on Craigslist as a packaged deal. $450 for the processor, mother board, liquid cooling and 16gb RAM.

Motherboard

Purchased on Craigslist as a packaged deal. $450 for the processor, mother board, liquid cooling and 16gb RAM.

Memory

Purchased on Craigslist as a packaged deal. $450 for the processor, mother board, liquid cooling and 16gb RAM.

Storage

Great M.2, especially for the price.

Video Card

I pulled this out of my computer since I upgraded to a Gigabyte G1 GTX 1070

Case

I now love this case over the NZXT S340. Easier to build in and the build quality is so much better.

Power Supply

TOTAL overkill for this build but I couldn't pass up the deal I got on Craigslist. Bought this and the Logitech G710+ for $140. Also, because this PSU is longer than usual, it was kind of tough installing into this Phanteks case.

Keyboard

Not actually using this keyboard. Just couldn't pass up the deal I got on it.

Other

This either needs a ton more magnets, or just simply be made out of a rubber coating that 2-sided tape can stick to. OR they need to make new stips for the Phanteks ECLIPSE case since the Luxe case is bigger and this 1M strip is too long and way too wide.

Other

I've used these before and ordered them thinking I was going to use them. I instead connected the 3 case fans to fan controller.

Comments Sorted by:

Cazza_ 1 point 30 months ago

Is craigslist reliable?

GeoDashZorra 1 Build 1 point 30 months ago

I like Ebae more. They have that guarantee thing that favors the buyer.

RoccoAK submitter 2 Builds 1 point 30 months ago

It can be sketchy at times if you don't know what you're doing. I did go to the seller's house to check out the parts he was selling because they were still installed in his computer which made it easy for me to make sure all of the parts worked. He even let me remove the parts myself from his case.

[comment deleted]
Cazza_ 2 points 30 months ago

Ok lol, I might stay away from it for now xD

GeoDashZorra 1 Build 1 point 30 months ago

That special someone?

Is it me :)

Lol, I like the build. That is an amazing case. I think those strips have been updated with magnets, or there is another strip by Phanteks.

RoccoAK submitter 2 Builds 1 point 30 months ago

Built my girlfriend who people refer to as my wife since we've been together now going on 13 years.

dragonhearttheone 1 Build 1 point 30 months ago

How are you liking that motherboard? Thinking about getting the same one...

MarkoPT 1 Build 1 point 30 months ago

It's a really good mobo, no regrets

GeoDashZorra 1 Build 1 point 30 months ago

Its good but really expensive, I would go for a cheaper one and invest the money into the other parts.

RoccoAK submitter 2 Builds 1 point 30 months ago

I really like the motherboard. It was a bit of an overkill for what I had originally planned for this computer. In the end, I would have wished it was the Maximus VIII Hero Alpha instead which has RGB LED headers on the board.

elBaSioUnY 1 point 29 months ago

Is it possible to fix the H100i's radiator to the top in this case ? Nice build +1 _^

RoccoAK submitter 2 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

I wish I could have but once you install the radiator plus the fans, it's too close the motherboard. Maybe with a different motherboard it could be possible.

Ordinarily_great 1 point 24 months ago

How is the SSD speeds on your PC? Nice build you got there!